A rhino mandible from the Brule Formation, of the Oligocene Period from western Nebraska. Jaw is seven inches long. The combined weight of the jaw and matrix is 4.8 pounds.
These are the bones and teeth of a Pleistocene Period Pronghorn. Bottom left in the picture shows the upper and lower jaws complete with most of the teeth. On the right is a "clump" of matrix that contains many bone fragments. Collected in Smith County, Kansas, August 15, 2002, and placed on display November 6, 2003.
Juvenile Mosasaur Skull and Jaws
These are the remains (mostly jaws and small skull parts) of the mosasaur, Platecarpus tympaniticus. It was found in the Smoky Hill Chalk in northern Smith County, Kansas. Identification by Mike Everhart, Wichita, Kansas. Photos in the display by Mike Everhart and used with his permission. View his wonderful site at www.oceansofkansas.com.
Cimolichthys nepaholica Skull
This is the crushed skull of the Cretaceous Period fish, Cimolichthys nepaholica. One vertebra is shown in the middle of the image. Just to the right of the vertebra are two jaws, nine inches long. Very small, fine teeth are visible in both jaws. The living fish would have been 5-8 feet long. The skull was found in a rock pit northwest of Smith Center, Kansas.
Radius from a Cenozoic camel, possibly Camelops. Collected from Hawkins sandpit, Smith County, Kansas. The bone is seventeen inches long.